Hall is already Boyle's all-time leading scorer

August 27, 2004|JILL ERWIN

Sarah Hall is only two games into her sophomore season at Boyle County, but she's already written her name into the school's record books.

Hall scored three goals in the first half Thursday, becoming the all-time leading goal-scorer in girls soccer, as Boyle rolled to a 9-0 win over visiting Russell County.

Hall scored twice in the first 3 minutes, 28 seconds of the game to tie the record held by Joanna Frauenhoffer, who took four years to set the mark. However, it took her another 29 minutes to get the record.

"I was getting a little frustrated, but the team was all like, 'It's all good,'" Hall said. "If it wasn't for them, none of this, not any of it, would have happened. I was just happy to be the one to be able to finish it. But it was through all their work."


Hall earned the record with a goal at the 32:15 mark, just 30 seconds after senior teammate Marissa Hibbs had put Boyle up 4-0.

Boyle coach Brian Deem said he thought Hall would eventually get the mark, but he didn't count on it happening so soon.

"Not at all," Deem said. "I thought she might have the opportunity about midway through her junior year. But then she put together a really good string of three or four games where she scored four or more goals last year, and that just added to her success."

Hall has scored her 33 goals in just 20 games, including five in two games this season.

"I had no idea about it until last night," Hall said. "Coach told me that something special might happen, and then he told me what it was. I had no idea I was that close."

Hall was far from the only highlight in a game that allowed everyone to play major minutes and six different players to score. Hibbs added two goals and an assist, while freshmen Erica Adams, Caitlin Day and Emily Woolum and sophomore Kelsey Arnett also scored.

Adams also added an assist for the Rebels, who led 5-0 at halftime.

Hibbs, the lone senior on the team and one of only two upperclassmen that have varsity experience at Boyle, scored Boyle's fourth and sixth goals, and assisted on Hall's second.

Rebels have 16 goals in two games

The Rebels have not struggled to score in their first two games, putting up a 16-0 differential over Russell and Bryan Station. Hibbs said that has been a surprise.

"We're so young, I didn't know if we would be able to pull together this quickly," HIbbs said. "I felt like they looked up to me, and if I made a mistake, I felt tlike that would bring them down. But we've really come together as a team, and we're playing well offensively."

Adams scored Boyle's third goal just 13:11 into the game, Day scored her first varsity goal in the 49th minute, Woolum added one in the 57th minute and Arnett closed the scoring in the 66th minute.

"I told everyone early in the year that Sarah is not going to be able to score every goal. We have to have others that are going to be able to score," Deem said. "We make it a point of emphasis in practice that everyone works on shooting. Everyone has to be willing to score, and from different parts of the field."

The defense has also been strong as Boyle has yet to give up a goal. Russell didn't get a shot off in Thursday's game as Boyle held a 35-0 shot advantage.

Deem said the team still has some learning to do. Next week, Boyle plays two district games, including its only game against Danville, and Deem said the Rebels are still looking at a long season.

"I've seen some good things the last two or three weeks, but I told them, it's not what you're doing in August or September, it's what you're doing in mid- to late October," Deem said. "We're nowhere near where we can be and where we need to be to be a district and regional championship team."

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